meaning of Anorectic

Anorectic meaning in Medical Dictionary

1. with respect to anorexia, decreased appetite.2. A drug or other representative which causes anorexia and thus diminishes the desire for food.

Anorectic meaning in Etymology Dictionary

"described as decreased desire for food," 1832, health Latin, from Greek anorektos "without desire for food" (see anorexia). As a noun, attested from 1913.

Anorectic meaning in General Dictionary

struggling with anorexia nervosa; pathologically thin

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  • causing lack of appetite
  • an individual struggling with anorexia nervosa